How much does a mural cost?
Every job is different—the cost depends on how large and detailed the work will be, or if there are any special considerations. I usually meet with a client first to get an idea of what they are looking for, and then quote a flat fee for what the work would cost. That way, the client knows exactly what it will cost before the work begins. Sometimes the mural may take a little longer than anticipated, but I will not charge more than the price I quote. More good news--I can always design something to fit your budget!
What kind of paints do you use?
I use high quality latex acrylic house paint, interior flat finish. It does not have a strong paint smell, and is non-toxic.
Should I paint a base coat on the wall?
In most cases, that is not needed. If the existing color is dark, I may need to first paint the surface with a white primer so that the colors will show better.
When it is finished, do I need to put a varnish or sealer over the mural?
In most cases I recommend not using a sealer because it adds sheen to the mural that makes the mural a little harder to see, and the sealer is usually not even necessary for protection. Unless the mural is going in a location that is prone to frequent spills and messes, cleaning the mural is usually not a problem. If needed, you can wipe the murals with a damp cloth once the paints are cured.
How do we get started?
First I meet with clients and talk about what they would like for their mural. Some people have very specific ideas, while others are happy to have me suggest something. Then I make detailed preliminary sketches for the mural, and I quote a fee for what it would cost and how long it will take. The fee will cover everything. Once the design and fee are agreed on, I will set to work painting your one-of-a-kind artwork!
What if I want to take the mural with me if I move?
I have painted several murals on plywood or other substrates, then attached it to the wall. Think of it as a very large, moveable painting! So if you think you will want to take your artwork with you to another house, I can make it work.